'We want you!'

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies chief Michael Jones challenges 'true fans' to show their support as the club closes in on a record winning streak in Canberra against the Rebels on Saturday night.

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White ruled out of Rebels match

Michael Dowsett will step up to replace Nic White in the Brumbies starting team.

Chris Dutton 2:53 AM   The ACT Brumbies have been dealt a massive blow on the eve of their crucial match against the Melbourne Rebels with scrumhalf Nic White ruled out with injury.

Olympics and injuries in the past for Brumbies

Lausii Taliauli, Michael Dowsett and Nigel Ah Wong will make their Brumbies starting debuts on Saturday.

Chris Dutton 6:54 PM   One has been compared to Israel Folau and the other had an Olympic Games dream, but Nigel Ah Wong and Lausii Taliauli say they are ready to forge their own Super Rugby reputations on Saturday night.

Raiders trust in Sezer's deal

Reports have surfaced that Daly Cherry-Evans wants to stay at Manly.

Chris Wilson 8:33 PM   Daly Cherry-Evans reports put another Canberra signing up in the air over round 13 rule.

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Williams rates Raiders recruit 'exceptional'

Elliott Whitehead of Catalan Dragons.

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   Want to know how good Raiders recruit Elliott Whitehead is? Canberra halfback Sam Williams says he will be exceptional.

Dragons beat the Broncos

Super Cooper: Mike Cooper crosses for the decisive try for the Dragons.

Brad Walter 12:04 AM   The only thing St George Illawarra were tipped to win this season was the wooden spoon, but seven weeks into the season they are shock joint competition leaders following another win built on gritty defence against Brisbane.

Magpies easy winners over Saints

Jamie Elliott of the Magpies gets the ball ahead of Luke Delaney of the Saints during the round three AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints.

Matt Murnane 11:44 AM   COLLINGWOOD 6.2    12.6    16.10    21.14   (140) ST KILDA 6.3     7.4      8.6       10.6     (66) GOALS: Collingwood: Cloke 5,  Elliott 4, Dwyer 2,  Oxley, Grundy, Gault, Swan, Blair, Crisp, White, Karnezis, Broomhead, Varcoe. St Kilda: Armitage 2, Bruce 2, Saad, Roberton, Geary, Sinclair, Steven, Membrey. BEST: Collingwood: Swan, Pendlebury, Crisp, Cloke, Grundy, Blair. St Kilda: Steven, Armitage, Schneider, Roberton, Newnes INJURIES: Collingwood: Adams (foot) replaced in selected team by Karnezis. St Kilda: Riewoldt (calf) replaced in selected team by McCartin. UMPIRES: Mollison, Nicholls, Fisher CROWD: 45,197 at the MCG.

Giant task to shut down Swans pair

Swans forward Lance Franklin.

David Sygall 9:05 PM   Phil Davis's career is all about disrupting, smothering and spoiling the plans of the competition's seemingly endless supply of big, strong and athletic forwards. But Saturday's assignment is as tough as they come.

One of football's greatest comebacks

John Quinn has made a tremendous recovery from illness.

Caroline Wilson 10:24 PM   John Quinn wakes up most mornings these days to the mixed tunes of the lorikeets, galahs and cockatoos which live alongside his new St Ives home on the edge of Sydney's Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Stephen Dank may be facing lifetime ban

Stephen Dank, seen here during Tuesday night's interview, has called for a Senate inquiry into the handling of the supplements saga.

Jon Pierik, Jake Niall 7:48 PM   The AFL anti-doping tribunal has found Stephen Dank guilty on several charges, however he has been cleared on three charges relating to banned substance Thymosin Beta 4.

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Canberra wrestler strives for national title

Sport.
April 17 2015.

Nick Verreynne is competing in the Australian National Wrestling Championships this weekend and is also pushing for worlds later this year and hopefully Rio next year.  

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

David Polkinghorne 7:15 PM   With his hand crushed and twisted, Canberra wrestler Nick Verreynne could only watch on at the trials for the London Olympic Games, but a few years on he's confident he can grab a spot on Australia's world championships team at the nationals at the AIS on Saturday.

League HQ

For Manly fans, now is the winter of our discontent

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox 3:59 AM   Toovey or not Toovey? That is the question for the Sea Eagles.

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Golden win gave Cowboys their groove back

Catalyst:  Bringing in Lachlan Coote helped the team.

Phil Lutton 2:52 AM   Cowboys coach Paul Green must have felt like a man with the keys to a Lamborghini but no idea how to kick the thing into life.

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Rugby Heaven

Dennis says it's time to be 'selfish' about his career

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore and Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis.

Georgina Robinson 8:14 PM   NSW captain Dave Dennis has defended delaying a decision about his future, saying he is conscious of the impact it is having on the Waratahs but that it is time for him to be "a little more selfish" about his career.

Foley confident he can handle heavy workload

Night to forget: Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson 8:13 PM   Bernard Foley may have just bitten off more than he can chew. A self-described Wallabies newcomer, the 25-year-old this week inked a deal that will see him play three years of continuous rugby.

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Cricket

Windies hold on for draw after Anderson breaks record

Alastair Cook (R) the captain of England alongside Denesh Ramdin the captain of West Indies at the end of match.

11:11 AM   Jason Holder struck his maiden first-class century to lead West Indies to a draw in the first Test in Antigua after James Anderson had become England's leading Test wicket-taker.

Clarke: No point to prove in Twenty20

Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars for the next two seasons.

Daniel Cherny 11:56 PM   New Melbourne Stars captain Michael Clarke doesn't think he has a point to prove in Twenty20 cricket and says he is looking forward to the "challenge" of making history with the side.

AFL

Injured Lion Michael Close may still sue

Michael Close requires a full knee reconstruction after rupturing his ACL on Sunday.

Caroline Wilson 7:48 PM   Brisbane Lion Michael Close could yet seek damages for the injury which has ended his season while the AFL and the players' association remain in dispute over the safety of Etihad.

Malthouse: Focus is on winning matches

Carlton Coach Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik 11:57 PM   While Carlton has confirmed the inevitable and admitted they are rebuilding, coach Mick Malthouse has declared his priority remains on winning matches.

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Soccer

Man Utd to fight Liverpool for Ings

Danny Ings (left) is in demand.

3:01 PM   Manchester United are ready to plunge Liverpool's summer transfer plans into disarray by attempting to persuade Burnley forward Danny Ings to reject a move to Anfield in favour of Old Trafford.

Perth Glory situation highlights unhappy marriage between sport and gambling

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 2:07 PM   The Perth Glory situation just made the unwelcome transition from 'saga' to bonafide 'debacle', not to mention setting an extremely dangerous precedent for the future.

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ACT Sport

Canberra's oldest soccer player picks up the pace

David Richards has been getting fitness help to carry on playing.

Chris Wilson 3:02 PM   Canberra's oldest soccer player David Richards has no intention of slowing down.

Hodge's nightmare with knees continues

Haydon Hodge has suffered another serious knee injury in his first game for West Belconnen.

Jon Tuxworth 9:08 PM   Former Canberra Raider Haydon Hodge's nightmare injury has continued after suffering another season-ending knee injury in his first game for West Belconnen Warriors last week.

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Horse Racing

Fitzpatrick focuses on trotters

Big plans: Blake Fitzpatrick.

Chris Roots 2:39 PM   Blake Fitzpatrick is set to dominate the showcase meeting for trotters at Coolamon on Sunday.

Retiring Sweeney fights for country riders' rights

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly 12:57 PM   Kevin Sweeney has just one wish in retirement - that travel-weary country jockeys be subsidised at a rate comparable to their Victorian cousins.

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Kimlin's brutal tackle on Leigh Halfpenny

Former Brumby Peter Kimlin is still doing his bit for the Wallabies.

Jordan Spieth wins US Masters

American Jordan Spieth continues his record-breaking week to win the US Masters by four-shots.

2015 US Masters: Final round

All the action from the final round of the 2015 US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

Storm ruins Tilse's day

Melbourne ruined Dane Tilse's 200th appearance and his final home game for Canberra.

Raiders vs Storm

The Canberra Raiders clash with Melbourne Storm at Canberra's GIO Stadium in round 6 of the NRL.

Bombers pip Hawks by two points

Essendon stuns Hawthorn, with a gutsy display of pressure football .

GWS beat Dees with third-quarter blitz

Greater Western Sydney have staged a stunning comeback to beat Melbourne by 45 points in Canberra.

Swans trump Port by 48 points

Lance Franklin kicks three goals as Sydney defeats Port Adelaide by 48 points in at Adelaide Oval.

Brumbies vs Blues

The ACT Brumbies take on the Blues at Eden Park.

Perth Glory booted out of finals

Perth Glory have been banned from taking part in the A-League finals and have been fined $269,000 for breaching salary cap rules.